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Meme Kelly has a B.A. from UCLA and a MFA in playwriting from The University of California, Riverside.

She’s a producer and author of four plays and the author of three self-published books and two eBooks, which have been sold nationally at Barnes and Noble and on Amazon. She was a Distinquished Dean’s Fellow for a MFA in Creative Writing and Creative Writing for Performing Arts and a Gluck Foundation Fellow at The University of California, Riverside. As a Gluck Fellow, Meme introduced over 200 elementary school children to theater arts. She’s also passionate about serving homeless women and young adults with disabilities and has served in a non-profit for many years.

She is a contributor for Huffpost and writes about anything that tugs at her heart. She recently completed her first short film, Out of Bounds, and it’s receiving rave reviews. Out of Bounds received sponsorship awards from The University of California Graduate Division, from The Film and Theater Arts Department, and from The School of Interdisciplinary Studies. The short was inspired by a TV pilot script with the same name that was selected as a top 10 semi-finalist out of 175 scripts in UCLA Film School’s Samuel Goldwyn contest. The University of California, Riverside also recommended it for a Humanitas Prize, www.humanitasprize.org .

She is the mother of three wonderful sons and her oldest, who has been a miracle in her life, is autistic; She’s been married to her UCLA college sweetheart for a very long time. She resides in Southern California.

Ms. Kelly was on our show talking about her article Dear Black People….

During our conversation, Ms. Kelly talked about:

– some of her background including some of the things that her parents, her grandparents and others taught her while she was growing up
– Who influenced her about the importance of education
– Some background on the books and plays she has written and how she has developed personally through the journey
– Why did she write the article and the response to it
– What she loves about some of the people in her life
– The reason why there is a lack of peace in the lives of many Blacks
– The fact that some Black people cannot accept that some people just don’t like Black people
– How integration has been good for Black America
– Some of her thoughts on the last American presidential election
– The importance of economics to the advancement of Blacks
– If she would she have written this article ten years ago
– Her hopes for the future
– Her “Dear White People”, “Black Lives Matter”, “Dear Older Black Americans”, “Dear Young Black America”

You can connect with Ms. Kelly via:

Website
Twitter
HuffPost
Email

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